Home Improvement Support:
Family Mosaic Home Improvement Agency have experienced staff who can help guide you through every stage of an adaptation or other major works to your home.
STEPS ‘to stay independent’ provides a free and improved short term support service to help you to stay living independently. Services available in Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden areas.
The Environment Centre (Hampshire): The Environment Centre (tEC) is an independent environmental charity committed to protecting the environment and improving lifestyles and local economies. For advice about energy efficiency including insulation and heating, visit the website or call 02380 336172 (Home Energy Efficiency Advice – Freephone 0800 804 8601).
Action Surrey: Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice centre set up by local councils across Surrey as well as Surrey County Council. Residents can access a network of trusted local and experienced installers who can install various energy saving technologies such as insulation and double glazing.
East Sussex Energy Partnership: The Partnership aims to help to protect individuals and communities in East Sussex from the effects of living in a cold home. More details about a Winter Health Check are available on the website. Freephone: 0800 085 1674
Citizens Advice : Aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Telephone Number: 0344 411 1444 (England)
Step change : An independent charity dedicated to overcoming problem debt. Advice is tailored to your circumstances and most importantly, free. Telephone Number: 0800 138 1111
National Debtline : An independent charity, dedicated to providing free debt advice by phone and online to people across the UK. Telephone Number: 0808 808 4000
Independent Living including advice on benefits, health and wellbeing, housing choices and future planning:
Independent Age : The organisation can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility. Helpline: 0800 319 6789
Age UK : Free information and advice to help on topics as diverse as claiming benefits to care homes. For information and advice, call: 0800 169 2081
The Silver Line : The Silver Line is a helpline for older people. Specially trained staff can help by linking callers to local groups and services, offering regular befriending calls and protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect. Telephone Number: 0800 470 8090
UK Care Guide: is a site that has been created to help with all aspects of care ranging from calculating care home costs or home care costs. The site also provides information on the different types assistance available including assisted living, as well as information about paying for care or other areas where costs may be incurred such as power of attorney costs.